Micronutrient Mondays – Chromium

This #micronutrientmonday video is about CHROMIUM!

Chromium is an essential trace mineral that’s important for optimizing INSULIN function and regulating BLOOD GLUCOSE.

When you consume food, blood sugar (glucose) levels rise, then your body releases insulin from the pancreas. Insulin lowers blood sugar by allowing glucose to enter your body’s cells.

The exact mechanism of action is poorly defined, but it’s believed that chromium facilitates attachment of insulin….

Chromium deficiency then impairs the body’s ability to use glucose to meet its energy needs and raises insulin requirements – so you’ll need more and more insulin to do the same job….

This contributes to insulin resistance….a term used to describe what happens when our body no longer responds to the presence of insulin which increases risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.

Foods that are high in chromium include broccoli, potatoes, grape juice, oranges, lean meat, poultry, eggs, turkey, oysters, nuts.

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